Thomas Hardy | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Samuel Lynn Hynes

This literature criticism consists of approximately 19 pages of analysis & critique of Thomas Hardy.
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Critical Essay by Samuel Lynn Hynes

SOURCE: Hynes, Samuel Lynn. “How to Be an Old Poet: The Examples of Hardy and Yeats.” Sewanee Review 105, no. 2 (spring 1997): 189-205.

In the following essay, Hynes discusses the ways in which Hardy and William Butler Yeats dealt with old age and how their responses were evident in their poetry.

Ten or twelve years ago I wrote an introduction to a volume of Hardy's poems in which I considered the consequences for the poetry of the fact that most of it was written in the last decades of a long life. I want to return to that subject here, but in a different way, expanding it to include another great modern poet, and shifting it upward to the level of theory: The Theory of Old Poets. That's how our thinking about art works, isn&#x...

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